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The sound of chainsaws filled Fergusson Park in Matua today as the pohutukawa tree at the centre of a recent neighbourhood battle is felled on council's instructions. Contractors Arbor Care are taking the 22m tall tree down branch by branch, and...

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Fish fertiliser is well recognised as a great plant food, but at the Bay of Plenty Polytech, live – not dead – fish are fertilising plants which return the favour by improving the water quality in their tanks.Tutor and researcher Denise Briggs...

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The first real taste of winter is beginning to bite for many, as an icy-cold snap moves across the country. A bitterly cold south-west flow over the country brought snow showers and freezing temperatures to many areas overnight, while strong winds and...

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The Department of Conservation is reminding people of seal protocols after a New Zealand fur seal was seen sleeping a few metres from the Mauao base track on Sunday. “A lot of locals and visitors are surprised when we tell them this, but seals are...

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Over 2,200 young trout were introduced to their new home over the weekend after making a road trip from Rotorua to Lake Tutira in Hawke's Bay as part of an annual re-stocking programme. The fish were transported from Fish & Game's Rotorua...

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After the weekend's downpour, it could be a windy one out there today with gale-force winds forecast to hit Tauranga. Metservice's severe weather watch, issued yesterday, remains in place for the Western Bay of Plenty for Monday with strong...

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Managing thousands of sheep is just part of his day job for Dwayne Cowin. And it's the practical skills he's gained in livestock farming which helped the 29-year-old win the Waikato/Bay of Plenty regional final of the 2015 ANZ Young Farmer...

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In what is a rare sight, a group of spoonbills were spotted feeding in the waters down by Fraser Cove. A SunLive photographer saw them wading in the shallows of the Tauranga Harbour and described their feeding habits as “unusual”. The spoonbills...

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A severe weather warning is in place for the Bay of Plenty with periods of heavy rain expected to hit the region. A subtropical low over the Tasman Sea is expected to pass eastsouth over the upper East Cape during Saturday. A period of heavy rain and...

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Concerned an unborn kiwi chick may have been abandoned by its parents, a Department of Conservation ranger sprang into action to help deliver the late-season kiwi egg. The ranger found the egg in the Tongariro Forest last week while changing a transmitter...

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Sunset in Ohauiti. Photo by Jessica Drabble. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz